Liverpool look like they are going to claim their first league title in 29 years this season. The Jurgen Klopp project has finally reached full momentum in the league. Though to be fair to them, they started to gain the momentum this time last year. Liverpool haven't lost a league game since a 2-1 defeat… Continue reading Can anyone catch Liverpool now?
Chelsea's 3-0 win over Burnley on Saturday arrested their rather indifferent home form and gave Chelsea fans a great home performance to cheer for the first time in far too long. The weekend's win meant that Chelsea had completed the league double over Burnley for the first time since the 2009/10 season and finally beat… Continue reading What we learnt from Chelsea’s win over Burnley.
The major talking point of the Premier League season so far has not been Liverpool's unbeaten run, or Manchester City's slip-ups or the fact that both North London clubs have sacked their managers. It has been the impact of VAR or Video Assistant Referee. Var was supposed to help the referees make the really tight,… Continue reading VAR is still making headlines for all the wrong reasons. Something needs to change.
So. The Premier League has seen a major managerial change for the first time this season. Mauricio Pochettino's tenure came screeching to an end last Tuesday after five and a half years at the helm. Now, much as I really don't like Spurs, Pochettino took them from a side who were an occasional Champions League… Continue reading Is Jose Mourinho really the right man for Tottenham?
In a perfect world, the events on the pitch would have been the talking points from last night. How England had responded to a really poor performance against the Czech Republic last Friday with a display of free flowing counter attacking football. How they top their qualifying group and are all but set to confirm… Continue reading England won 6-0… but we are still talking about the abhorrent actions of a minority of utter meatheads.
It's fair to say that Chelsea haven't quite found their feet under Frank Lampard's management yet, but there are some encouraging signs. Mason Mount and Tammy Abraham have taken the opportunity given to them and turned in some great early performances to really stake a claim for regular first team football. Mateo Kovacic and Jorginho… Continue reading Will Chelsea be comfortable enough to play the waiting game?
With England's brave Lionesses falling in the semi finals of the World Cup, the sporting world now turns its gaze to the cricket field as Joe Root leads England's latest attempt to regain the greatest cricketing prize of all. The Ashes. My interest and enjoyment of Test Cricket was really first sparked in the summer… Continue reading Why I’m excited for the Ashes.
A lot has been said about Chelsea's transfer ban this summer, especially with the departures of both the star player Eden Hazard to Real Madrid and head coach Maurizio Sarri to Juventus. Will the younger players be able to step up and keep the team where they have become accustomed to being? Will the new… Continue reading Where do Chelsea go now?
One of the main talking points for the last couple weeks in football has been Video Assistant Referee (VAR). It of course gave Manchester United the penalty from which they scored to complete their turnaround against Paris Saint Germain, Victor Lindelof having a red card overturned into a yellow, and then of course the lack… Continue reading VAR. Just… just VAR.
One thing that Chelsea and all the usual top 6 clubs get criticised for is not affording younger players from their respective academies opportunities in the first team. It's all very well rotating the side of the early rounds of the League Cup, where if you get knocked out, no one is really that disappointed.… Continue reading “Give the kids a chance Maurizio!” But should he?